This is a beauty. Very finely cut and well conceived pattern. "Ellsmere" is one of the most collectible of the Libbey patterns. Libbey produced some of the finest designs of the Brilliant Period. They produced their own high quality blanks.
As mentioned the blank quality is superior. The cutting is also first class. The glass is crystal clear and brilliant.
The exact cruet or oil is shown in the smaller red catalog (1901-1902) on page 27. The cruet is clearly signed on top of the handle with the saber signature.
The cruet measures 7 1/2 inches tall . It is in good condition with the only thing being the handle has a stress fracture. I bought it and did not even see it somehow. Still a beautiful piece in a highly desirable pattern. It flouresces under blacklight indicating American Brilliant Period (1876-1916).
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